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Mollie Quirk

Priyanka Chopra says her dad placed BARS across her bedroom windows as a teen

Priyanka Chopra-Jonas has revealed that her father put BARS over her bedroom window when she started dating as a teenager.

Because she was so popular with the boys as a teen, Priyanka's dad - who sadly died in 2013 - took some interesting measures to predict his daughter.

The 40-year-old Indian actress, who is married to singer and heartthrob Nick Jonas, has spoken of how her dad installed bars on her windows after an incident with an admirer.

Heading to America when she was 12 when she returned home to India four years later, she admitted she had "peacocked" and arrived back "a little bit more woman than my dad would have anticipated at 16".

Priyanka Chopra has given an insight into growing up famous (Variety via Getty Images)
The actress recently attended the 2023 Met Gala (AFP via Getty Images)

"When I went back to India and I was in this small town and I was peacocking like I peacocked in my American high school I had boys follow me home," she added during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

Depicting the incident that led to bars being installed, Priyanka said: "One of them jumped into my balcony at night. That's why my dad was like, 'F*** this, bars, all your jeans are confiscated, you are going to wear Indian suits, nothing happening.

"I had a driver drive me everywhere, he was freaked out. I get it but then my career happened. I feel so bad for my dad," she went on.

Priyanka and her father Ashok Chopra (The India Today Group via Getty Images)
In 2000 Priyanka was crowned Miss India and Miss World (AFP via Getty Images)

The actress then spoke of how when she hit puberty her father gave her a set of rules to follow, which at first she didn't understand the gravity of.

Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur, a large city in India, to two doctors and grew up with one brother.

Crowned Miss India and Miss World in 2000, Priyanka has been famous from a very young age, with her career kick-starting in the noughties.

She is widely known and recognised as one of India's highest-paid actresses, with her having received countless awards and accolades including National Film Awards and being named as one of TIME's 100 most influential people, and Forbes' world's most powerful women.

The Indian starlet married pop singer and Disney Channel alum Nick Jonas in 2018, with the couple welcoming a baby girl via surrogacy in January 2022.

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